January 11, 2016

Rate of defection from PDP to APC shameful – Dabiri-Erewa

Rate of defection from PDP to APC shameful – Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri

By Ikenna Asomba

Former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on the Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday, frowned at the continued gale of defections of politicians from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to her party, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Dabiri-Erewa who expressed her disgust over the gale of defections, described it as shameful, calling the defectors “political prostitutes.”

In a series of tweets via her Twitter handle, @abikedabiri, the ex-lawmaker, who represented Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Lagos State, however said: “The rate of defection from PDP to APC is shameful. Political prostitutes, politics of convenience, not conviction.”

According to her, the APC should not allow the defections, adding that “But APC leadership thinks otherwise.”

She pointed that “Defection should not be so easy. But hopefully, we will gravitate towards ideology.”

Dabiri-Erewa, however, added that “I will keep airing my minority views on this.”

Recall that last Friday, former governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo and a former member of the House of Representatives, Uche Ekwunife, who later represented Anambra Central ​at the Senate, before her election was annulled by the appeal court, defected to the ruling APC.